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MDI Green Drinks celebrates Earth Day with Bill McKibben

Mon, Apr 2, 2012

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MDI Green Drinks celebrates Earth Day with Bill McKibben

 

MDI Green Drinks celebrates Earth Day by being one of the sponsors bringing Bill McKibben to Maine.  McKibben is an author, educator, and one of the world’s most revered environmentalists.  As founder of the climate campaign 350.org, he has been recognized by Time Magazine as the “planet’s best green journalist.”  The Boston Globe wrote that he is “probably the country’s most important environmentalist.”  He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone and is a board member of Grist Magazine.  Currently a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, Bill will be the featured speaker at the HOPE Festival at the University of Orono on Saturday, April 21st.
The Hope Festival will be at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, UMO, from 11am-4pm, Saturday, April 21st, 2012.  Bill McKibben will be the Keynote Speaker at noon.  The festival music will be lead by our own Timbered Lake featuring poet-singer Crow Suncloud and singer-songwriter Diana Ramsdell Newman.  The acoustic duo blends our Native American heritage and relationship with the Earth with a promise of hope for our future.  These HOPE Festival themes are further enlivened with Inanna’s West African rhythms during the finale.  This percussion and vocal ensemble explore an ancient tradition of drumming through original arrangements and compositions
Zachary Field, Juggler, will highlight tons of Children’s Activities.  There will be loads of local foods and over 70 Social Change Groups available to explain what their organizations are currently working on.

MDI Green Drinks is a monthly meeting of local people who are passionate about environmental issues.  It is a social gathering without any agenda.  Simply a chance for us to be together and talk.  Join us for our April Earth Day meeting on Wednesday, April 18th, 7pm, St. Saviours Church in Bar Harbor, Rectory Hall.   At that time we hope to collect donations for Mr. McKibben’s sponsorship.  Any amount from $1 on up would be greatly appreciated to show our support for bringing Bill McKibben to Maine.  For those who either can’t make the meeting or would like to send a check in advance please make it payable to Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor, Me.  04401.  For more information contact:  Ron Greenberg, ron@benbows.com


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